September 30, 2013
Telefunken is back
German company Telefunken, which has produced audiovisual equipment for over a century, is back in Poland with a new line of LED and Smart TV television sets. Along with the equipment, Telefunken has introduced a special, free mobile application designed to operate Smart TV features using Telefunken tablets and mobile devices from other manufacturers. This method is more convenient to use than a standard remote control.
The new Telefunken sets are available with screen sizes of 22, 24, 32, 39 and 50 inches and a 16/9 picture format. They are fitted with DVB-T and DVB-C (MPEG-4) tuners, USB, HDMI and SCART connectors and the PVR feature, which enables video recording on USB storage devices. The sets also have a web browser.
Desktop Color Printer
The Aficio SP C730DN is a small and environmentally responsible 32 ppm printer. Powered by Ricoh’s advanced GWNX controller, this new printer offers impressive device management capabilities resulting in energy savings.
Ricoh’s LED writing technology takes up much less space than laser technology, and so significantly reduces the device’s footprint. In addition, LED writing uses fewer materials and consumes less energy, making the SP C730DN environmentally responsible. The printer incorporates Ricoh’s new ECO Night Sensor, which automatically switches off the main power when the light levels in the room dip below a certain level, thus saving energy.
The new Live smartphone from the Krüger&Matz company is designed for active people who appreciate elegance and high-end products. Light and slender, the smartphone fits comfortably in your hand. Its IPS touchscreen is made of Dragontail glass. With a 4.5-inch diameter and a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels, the screen lets users make the most of the phone’s advanced functionalities. The Live phone has an 8Mpix camera. It runs on the Android 4.1 operating system and is fitted with the MSM8225Q Cortex A5 quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM memory. The phone comes with a Dual SIM feature.
The LEAF (Leading, Environmentally- Friendly, Affordable Family car), an electric vehicle designed by Japan’s Nissan corporation, was unveiled Dec. 16, 2010, and went on to win two prestigious awards the following year. Named the World Car of the Year 2011, it was also chosen as the Car of the Year 2011 in Europe—the first electric car to achieve such a feat.
This year a refreshed and upgraded version of the car has been unveiled. The new LEAF is 80 kilograms lighter than its predecessor and weighs in at 1,470 kg. The battery charging unit has been moved to the front, thanks to which the cargo area has increased from 330 to 370 liters.
The LEAF is powered by a 109 hp electric engine (3,000-10,000 rpm) and reaches 100 kph in 10.5 seconds. The car can manage a top speed of 144 kph. Once fully charged, it can cover a distance of 200 kilometers. The new version has a hatchback body 4.44 meters in length. The wheelbase of 2.7 meters makes sure the LEAF can seat up to five passengers.